According to the Telegraph, in 2009, Steve Jobs was to be knighted by my very own Queen of England, but the plans fell through, as he had refused an invitation to speak at a Labour Party conference.
He was to be knighted for his services to technology, but failing to attend the conference, the government apparently decided to block his knighthood. However, as he is an American citizen, he would not have been known as Sir Steve Jobs, as this title is reserved for British citizens only.
It all seems a little childish to me.
As for his leave of absence, no comments have been released and all news is hearsay.
On another note, it's March 2nd tomorrow which means the Proverbial iPad 2 launch is nearly upon us.
What are everyone's hopes for tomorrow's conference/keynote?